Seeking custom screen scraping tool.
This desktop tool must:
- Be optimized to run on Windows XP desktop machines.
- Accept a list of at least 20,000 unique terms.
- Be able to load new lists that completely replace the old list.
- Let the user be able to choose a look-up speed in seconds. So, could be one look-up every 3 seconds or 10 seconds, etc…. variable in the GUI.
- Go to a password protected area of a large site.
- Place the term in the site’s search box to get the data for the scrape.
- Each page of the target site's search results are laid out in substantially the same format.
- Go to the site/page and capture 4 pieces of data per unique term.
- Record the 4 pieces of new data next to the unique term.
- Be able to quit the look up and save the 5 columns of data (original term plus 4 pieces of new data) to Excel, as well as have it run through the whole list and save to Excel.
- Display in GUI what number it is on, like “14,205 our of 20,000,” etc.
Please keep in mind:
- Completed tool not re-salable by you.
- Completed tool completely confidential, so not part of your future portfolio.
- Please specify what programming language you’d use.
- Please specify your level of experience with similar projects.
- Must be complete/tested/finished by July 1st.
- Please specify additional cost for adapting the completed tool to an additional site.
- We may end this RFP at any time and select a provider.
Feel free to open a PMB for questions. Thanks!